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April 19, 1990 | PATRICE APODACA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tarzan is a septuagenarian now, but the fictional, loincloth-clad hero is still doing his vine-swinging act in books, movies, TV shows and comic strips. His image is used to sell T-shirts, vitamins and even "chest wigs." The character is popular worldwide, particularly in Japan, where a fitness magazine is named after him. Every time the Tarzan name or image is used, royalties are collected by Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc.
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April 19, 1990 | PATRICE APODACA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Tarzan is a septuagenarian now, but the fictional, loincloth-clad hero is still doing his vine-swinging act in books, movies, TV shows and comic strips. His image is used to sell T-shirts, vitamins and even "chest wigs." The character is popular worldwide, particularly in Japan, where a fitness magazine is named after him. Every time the Tarzan name or image is used, royalties are collected by Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc.
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May 7, 1986 | MARK GLADSTONE, Times Staff Writer
Motorists driving along the Ventura Freeway next year could see Tarzan swinging from six underpasses in Tarzana, the San Fernando Valley suburb named for the legendary lord of the jungle. The fictional character would be depicted in murals painted on underpass walls as part of next year's 75th anniversary of the first published adventures of the English nobleman raised by apes in the jungle.
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May 7, 1986 | MARK GLADSTONE, Times Staff Writer
Motorists driving along the Ventura Freeway next year could see Tarzan swinging from six underpasses in Tarzana, the San Fernando Valley suburb named for the legendary lord of the jungle. The fictional character would be depicted in murals painted on underpass walls as part of next year's 75th anniversary of the first published adventures of the English nobleman raised by apes in the jungle.
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April 28, 1992 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Me Tarzan, You Vogue: The family of Edgar Rice Burroughs has sued Vogue magazine for monkeying around with the late author's Tarzan and Jane characters in a "sexually suggestive" photographic essay in its April issue. The suit, filed in Manhattan federal court, accuses the magazine and its parent, Conde Nast Publications, of infringing on trademarks held by Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc.
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August 21, 1988 | Pat H. Broeske \f7
Tarzan is swinging back into view. This time he'll hit the streets of NYC, where Jane is . . . a cabbie! "Tarzan in Manhattan"--a TV movie-pilot--marks the apeman's return to the small screen. (Ron Ely loinclothed the last "Tarzan" series.) This premise: Tarzan journeys to NYC to rescue Cheetah--who's been chimp-naped for use in animal experimentation. He comes upon feisty Jane--and her security guard dad, Archie--and they team up. The script's approved by Edgar Rice Burroughs Inc.
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March 9, 1997 | PATRICIA WARD BIEDERMAN
He was the antithesis of the writer as artiste. He was the visionary prototype of the writer as entrepreneur. In 1912, Edgar Rice Burroughs tapped a mythic vein and created a character for the ages--"Tarzan of the Apes," a well-bred English orphan raised by compassionate gorillas in Africa. How important is the loin-clothed swinger in the pantheon of popular culture? In the view of Valley writer and Tarzanophile Harlan Ellison, the Lord of the Apes is in the top tier.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 1994
Home of the first swimming pool of the San Fernando Valley and the estate of Tarzan creator Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzana enjoys a wealth of history and enthusiasm for its community. Once billed as the ideal place to raise rabbits, poultry and berries, the Tarzana of today features both calm and almost rural residential areas and a bustling shopping and dining zone along Ventura Boulevard. Tarzana even had its own dairy once. Adohr Milk Farm used to be near Ventura Boulevard and Lindley Avenue.
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April 23, 1998 | ROBIN RAUZI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Casper Van Dien took the role of Tarzan to heart. The star of "Tarzan and the Lost City" hung pictures of Johnny Weissmuller and Gordon Scott in his house. He bought his furniture at a store called Greystoke. He recorded his 4 1/2-year-old son doing the distinctive Tarzan yell for his outgoing voice-mail message. And after returning to Los Angeles from filming in South Africa, where did he move? To the hills of Tarzana. "I ham it up a little bit," admits the 29-year-old actor.
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December 28, 1992 | JAMES BATES
Lakers owner Jerry Buss marketed via a toll-free number 8-by-10-inch pieces of the original Forum basketball court for $995 each, or $12.44 a square inch. . . Investment guru Robert Prechter predicted the market would peak because Johnny Carson retired as host of "The Tonight Show". . . First Hawaiian Bank solicited Hollywood producers to film the blowing up of its former headquarters. . .
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